The United States says it expects a lengthy military occupation following its
victory. US generals will be in charge of setting up democracy in Iraq.
Will this be a democracy like in Haiti, the Dominican Republic or Nicaragua?
They occupied Haiti for 19 years and set up a military power base that
eventually became the dictatorship of Francois Duvalier. They occupied the
Dominican Republic for nine years and laid the foundations for the dictatorship
of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. They occupied Nicaragua for 21 years and founded
the dictatorship of the Somoza family.